Today's layout is a challenge from Tiffany O'Grady (a fellow Design Team member at Scrap Your Scraps). Her challenge was to use acrylic paints on a layout. I have a nice collection of acrylic paints that I purchased a while ago with the intent on coming home from the craft store and using them.... as a lot of you I'm sure can relate ... that didn't happen. I put them on my shelf above my desk like a photo frame. Then with Tiffany's challenge I knew it was time they (ok a couple of them) came off my shelf and onto my 12x12 stark white card stock.
I had seen a technique that Corrie Jones had used a while back. I used a little lit of Gesso on my plain card stock as a base. I then took some acrylic paint and put some on three areas of a piece of wax paper. I added Gesso to two of the three globs to get a light, medium and dark shades of my acrylic paint. Using an old gift card I dabbed it in the paint mixture and tapped them on my card stock as shown below.
Once I was happy with it I left it to dry and moved on to my second paint technique which I saw Tim Holtz do on a demo for his distress paints and stencils. I used a scrap piece of white card stock with a template and white paint. I dabbed the paint with a piece of foam over the template onto the scrap piece of white card stock. I let the paint dry and then with a foam applicator and distress ink went over the painted on image. Once I did that I took a damp cloth and wiped over the white resisted image from the paint to make it pop a little better.
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Creative Team Member of SCRAP YOUR SCRAPS